GO Pack 4-Speed: 1969 AMC AMX 56K Mile Survivor – SOLD!

Jun 2020 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

June 25th Update:  We’re not surprised to discover this 1969 AMC AMX we featured two weeks ago quickly sold.  These cars don’t appear for sale that often and this example checked all the right boxes that was also priced to sell.

By 1969 the height of the original Muscle and Pony car eras were in full swing and even American Motors joined in to get a piece of the action with their one foot shorter, two-seat AMX version of their new Javelin.  While the standard 290 cubic inch, 225 horsepower V8 was no slouch, buyers looking to drive one quarter mile at a time opted for the 315 horsepower, 390 cubic inch engine equipped with the GO package such as the driver quality survivor listed yesterday here on Craigslist in Thorndike, New York (Long Island) with only a stated 56,000 original miles and the more desirable four-speed manual transmission with an asking price of $25,000.   A check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his AMX priced somewhere between the #3 “Good” appraisal of $32,760 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate $20,280 when factoring in a 20% premium for the GO Package. .  If you are serious about buying this AMX, you can start the conversation by emailing the seller here and when you do please remember to mention you saw their car featured here on GuysWithRides.com.

American Motors Corporation (“AMC”) produced its unique two-seat muscle car for only three years from 1968 through 1970.  While classified as a Muscle Car, the twelve inch shorter wheelbase and two seats had many seeing the car as a low-cost, steel-bodied alternative to the one-inch longer C3 Corvette Stingray.  When fitted with the optional high-compression medium block 390 cubic inch V8, the AMX offered top-notch performance at an affordable price. While the engine and other performance options could be ordered  a la carte, most buyers opted for the GO Pack.

The AMX Go Pack included the aforementioned 390 cubic inch high-output four-barrel V8 engine with a dual exhaust system and chromed exhaust tips, heavy-duty cooling system, power front disc brakes, uprated suspension for improved handling, a “Twin-Grip” limited-slip differential, wide-tread red striped tires mounted on five-spoke “Magnum 500” wheels, and racing stripes running down the center of the car.  In spite of this value and enthusiastic initial reception by automotive media and enthusiasts, sales never thrived.  If you’re not familiar with American Motor’s AMX, automotive writer provided a great buyer’s guide for the cars in the January 2007 Issue of Muscle Machines currently posted here on Hemmings.com

Joe Ligo on the TV Show also provides a video review of the AMX in this segment of MotorWeek currently posted on YouTube:

Unfortunately, the seller provides a limited one sentence description of his low mileage AMX, so you’ll have to interview him more thoroughly to understand the history of the car.  The fitting of what appear to be third generation Pontiac Trans Am seats and the aftermarket radio currently prevent this AMX from being judged as a low-mileage original, however those sins can be easily remedied if desired.  AMX’s do not come up for sale very often, so if you’re looking for a capable muscle car that stands out from the usual cast of suspects, you should investigate this one further.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1969 AMX, 390, 4 speed, Go Pack with 56,000 original miles. Great car, runs like a bear.

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